National Lampoon’s Vacation

PhotobucketPhotobucketAbsurd road comedy about the Griswold’s family vacation to Wally World. When first released back in 1983, this film felt like an obvious farce full of gross-out gags and dumb slapstick bits. Although it IS that, what’s amazing is just how much heart this film actually has. Chevy Chase as the agreeable family patriarch anchors the film, but Beverly D’Angelo, Imogene Coca, Randy Quaid, John Candy, and even Christie Brinkley all add significantly to this dream cast.

One Response to “National Lampoon’s Vacation”

  1. Here’s a suggestion. When they get to the motel, position your finger over fast-forward. The swimming pool scene’s got about as much comic pacing as the Claudia Cardinale seduction scene in The Pink Panther.


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